UPEC is sponsoring an Annual Upper Peninsula wide photo contest!

See photo rules below.

Our first annual photo contest winners are here:


Gallery of UPEC Photo Contest Entries:

Overall winner of the 2015 UPEC photo contest was

Milky Way over Copper Harbor by Scott Pearson: 


UPEC Photo Contest Rules:

UPEC is having a photo contest! So send us your best shots representing the beautiful UP, including photos on file from the other seasons. Contest deadline is November 15th, with winners announced in each category in the winter UPEC newsletter.

You may submit one photo in each of these four categories:

  1. Nature panoramas, wildlife, and landscapes

2. Humans engaged within the natural world

3. Close-ups of hidden or overlooked beauty

4. Wonderful fluid water

Send a separate email for each category you enter, indicating the category name in the subject line.

Each category has latitude open to the photographer’s interpretation.
Photos must be from the UP, with one submission per category per person.
Remember, the deadline: Nov. 15.

Please send high-resolution (1 megabyte or larger) photos to upec@upenvironment.org. Provide your name, the category it should be considered under, and a description for each photo indicating the place and other aspects of the scene or subject.

Also please indicate in your email that you grant permission for UPEC to reproduce the photo in its newsletters and website.

In recognition, winning photos will be published in upcoming UPEC newsletters. They also may be part of an on-line photo gallery and on display at the next Celebrate the UP!

So start (or keep) snapping and having fun!

UPEC thanks our members for providing these pictures from across the UP!